Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

One Citizens Plaza
8th Floor
Providence, RI 02903-1345, United States
Phone: 401.274.7200
Fax: 401.751.0604
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Rhode Island
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Estate Planning Pitfall - You haven’t transferred ownership of a life insurance policy to a trust

After recent tax legislation, including the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, few tax shelters are left standing. One key exception is life insurance. This brief article details that, if certain requirements are met, the buildup of value…more
 /  Insurance, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Preparing a parent for a nursing home

If an elderly parent or other relative who lives alone is experiencing difficulty with daily living activities, it may be time to make the difficult decision to move him or her to a nursing home. This article examines the…more
 /  Health, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Are your assets protected from creditors?

One of the primary objectives of estate planning is protecting assets from unreasonable creditors’ claims, frivolous lawsuits or financial predators ? the reason being to pass as much wealth to family members as possible. This…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Insight on Estate Planning - April/May 2018

In This Issue: - Estate planning for your business: Use an ESOP to properly address your closely held company - Are your assets protected from creditors? - Preparing a parent for a nursing home - ESTATE PLANNING…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Navigating Rhode Island’s Zoning Regulations

Thinking about bringing your business to Rhode Island? Interested in expanding and developing in this state? If yes, you will have to navigate Rhode Island’s state and local land use regulations, which encompass zoning and…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Estate Planning Pitfall: You haven’t planned for long-term care

The current costs of long-term care would give anyone pause. If one doesn’t properly plan for these costs, an entire life’s fortune can be wiped out in a relatively short period of time. This brief article details planning tips…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

All in the family: Transferring your vacation home

Vacation homes are typically treasured by families and often pass down from generation to generation. But there may be more to transferring the family lake cottage or beach house than first meets the eye. If one plunges ahead…more
 /  Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Estate planning for your business: Use an ESOP to properly address your closely held company

If a substantial portion of one’s net worth is tied up in his or her closely held business, it’s critical to have an exit strategy. This article explains why an employee stock ownership plan is one tool that offers a…more
 /  Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Sudden impact: When a spouse unexpectedly dies

It’s almost impossible to fully prepare for a spouse’s sudden death, but it helps to keep one’s finances organized and communicate with a spouse about these matters. This article offers points to address in the event a spouse…more
 /  Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Insight on Estate Planning - February/March 2018

In This Issue: - Sudden impact: When a spouse unexpectedly dies - New tax law affects estate planning strategies - All in the family: Transferring your vacation home - Estate planning pitfall: You haven’t planned for…more
 /  Family Law, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Sexual Harassment In The Workplace And The “#Metoo Movement”

Rhode Island employers can expect to see bills introduced in the 2018 session of the General Assembly that address the “#MeToo” initiative, which has renewed public discourse regarding sexual harassment in the workplace. …more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Estate Planning Pitfall - You’re retiring to a foreign country

If plans call to relocate to another country after retirement, be aware that they may be tarnished if a person doesn’t look into all potential estate tax and income tax implications first. This brief article explores three areas…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Year end is an ideal time to review your estate plan

As of this writing, it’s still anybody’s guess as to whether Congress will enact major tax reform legislation affecting federal gift and estate taxes. This situation casts a large shadow over estate planning at the end of 2017…more
 /  Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Addressing intellectual property requires careful estate planning

Intellectual property (IP), such as copyrights and patents, can hold enormous value. Whether IP rights are a significant source of wealth or only a small fraction of an estate, it’s critical that it be properly addressed in an…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

When should you turn down an inheritance?

If a person expects to receive an inheritance from a family member, he or she might choose to use a qualified disclaimer to refuse the bequest. As a result, the assets will bypass their estate and go directly to the next…more
 /  Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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